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One of Tom Hickey’s last appearances was in a performance of Beckett’s poems, directed by Alan Gilsenan. File photograph: The Irish Times

Irish actor Tom Hickey, who died on Saturday night, came to public attention in the definitive RTÉ television drama The Riordans. But he will be remem(...)

Sir Ian McKellen whose long-anticipated return to the role of Hamlet has been set for June at the Theatre Royal Windsor. Photograph: David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

Is ageism the last great barrier in the arts industry? Just look at the hullabaloo surrounding the confirmation that, after Covid delays, Ian McKellen(...)

Christos Nikou’s Apples was awarded best film at the 2021 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

A little more than a year ago, as the Dublin Film Critics’ Circle brought a few bottles of hand sanitiser to the awards ceremony for the Virgin Media (...)

Ruth Negga: ‘I really resist fitting into other people’s narratives’

The Irish actor on her new film, Passing, being Hamlet, and Limerick’s Catalyst film festival Ruth Negga picked an awkward time to settle into h(...)

Ireland's most garlanded director talks about ageism in film, Harvey Weinstein and his new novel, about the aristocratic rebel Lord Edward FitzGera(...)

Wolfwalkers, Cartoon Saloon’s latest film, opens on December 4th.

It is a little over a decade since Cartoon Saloon established itself as the Irish film industry’s unlikely miracle machine. Noting those four Oscar no(...)

Singer Mary Coughlan at home in Wicklow for magazine feature. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The singer spent years ‘in deep sadness and a lot of anger’ but honesty, openness and music got her through On Mary Coughlan’s kitchen table the(...)

Ruth Negga. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

The actor, known for Preacher, Loving, Hamlet and Breakfast on Pluto, on growing up in Ireland, the movie industry, and Black Lives Matter I fan(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

Best reads of 2020: IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person (...)

Anna Jordan: ‘I don’t really need to worry about the connection between what I do and who my father is. I got here through music college and hard work’

Eight years is a long time to tiptoe from total obscurity to just about popping the head over the parapet, but Dublin-based Selk are in no hurry to ca(...)

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